University Centre Sparsholt: Applied Zoo Biology
|Institution||University Centre Sparsholt|
|Department||Animal Management and Zoo Biology|
**WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?**
- Taught by industry experts who are research active and have strong national and international links
- Benefit from one of the largest collections of animals in our BIAZA-member centre
- Possibility to undertake a six-month industry placement and research project
**What will I learn?**
Building on a strong science foundation, the course is designed to expand your knowledge of zoo animal biology and refine your research techniques in aspects of zoo animal welfare, behaviour, population management and the wider roles of the modern zoo such as visitor learning.
In addition to traditional lectures and seminars, units are delivered using the practical resources of our Animal Management Centre, industry specific software and databases, conference attendance, guest speakers and off-site visits. Links are encouraged to external organisations, commercial companies and collaborative research projects.
**Where can I go from here?**
Career pathways include zoo or conservation research, environmental education or zoo management. Alternatively you may choose to study a doctorate or a career in lecturing.
Sparsholt offers a College Bursary for financial support to eligible students. Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions.
For further details, plus information on the loans available to both postgraduate and undergraduate students, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
BSc (Hons) in Animal Management, Animal Science or a related subject at 2:2 or above
Units are assessed by a mix of coursework, practical assessments, exams, case studies and project work. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical evaluation and research skills with the use of formative assessments throughout the programme of study.
• Research Project and Research Methods - The research project enables students to undertake a detailed experimental study in a chosen area to develop analytical research skills with the support of dedicated supervisors. The student profile is developed throughout the programme, utilising a range of advanced academic and research skills with an emphasis on the practical industry applications of research findings. Interpretation and critical evaluation of current research findings will enable the student to further develop links between the zoo industry and the scientific community.
|EU||6700 GBP for Year 1|
|England||6700 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||6700 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||6700 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||6700 GBP for Year 1|
|International||9200 GBP for Year 1|
|Channel Islands||9200 GBP for Year 1|
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